Neisseria meningitidis plated on blood agar


A 48 years old gentleman with celiac sprue presents to the GP for annual check-up. He is in relatively good health and has a family history of coronary artery disease: his brother had a myocardial infarction at the age of 55 years. He has a blood pressure of 125/80 mmHg and heart rate of 70 beats per minute. He mentions that his friend has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer and wants to know what screening test would be appropriate for him?

        1. Cystoscopy
        2. Prostate specific antigen
        3. Digital rectal examination
        4. None of the above


    4. None of the above 


    Routine screening won’t be offered, to asymptomatic men <50 years of age. More explanation on the course